Monday, October 25, 2010

Lure Reviews

This lure review we have the Tailwalk Gunz 18s model. As the name indicates this is a 180mm stickbait that sinks. When new these lures are very attractive (to fishermen at least) with great looking paint and a very reflective 3d eye. They also have a pleasing weight in the hand. In the air they are very good and can be cast a long distance. In the water they are also good swimming with a nice darting action. I have caught GTs on this lure so we know that it works BUT they are fragile. Customers aboard the Sara Guide Service boats have brought these to the islands brand new and had them full of water after catching only one small fish. I have had my personal lures leak too. Overall: Not Recommended (unless the leaking problem gets fixed then they would be Recommended)

As above in an excellent colour combination.

 OTI Komodo in Blue Lazer. Great colour, crappy paint quality, especially over the chrome stickers on the lures sides.
 OTI Komodo in Blue Hawke. Not the teeth marks! Another large strike with no hookup.
 OTI Komodo in Nemo colour pattern. Probably my favourite colout pattern for deep water GTs. This finish is slightly better than other OTI colours but with still look crappy after 1 or 2 fish.

These lures are basically good lures but they are not really worth owning due to their substandard finishes. Some lure companies make the effort to produce a lasting finish one their lures others make very little effort. When the fish are not super aggressive, something as small as the paint on your lure can make the difference between coaxing a strike out of a fish or leaving it cold. In the future I will be putting my money where my mouth is and sticking to higher quality lures. 


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  2. Thanks for that Fish Whisperer. I just started it a week or so ago, there should be regular updates with some cool new gear!